Neuroscientists You Should Know: Ben Barres

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How many neuroscientists can you name off the top of your head? In this special episode of Neuro Transmissions, we’re taking a moment to talk about a very awesome neuroscientist. Dr. Ben Barres is a brilliant researcher and a champion for glia (support cells for neurons), with nearly 150 research papers to his name and a whole host of awards for his science and his mentorship. On top of that, Dr. Barres is also a big activist for women in science - and for him, it’s personal.

NOTE: Sorry about the scratchy audio! Alie wore a shirt that made a lot of noise. There was nothing we could do, but luckily it’s not TOO bad.

Lawrence Summers Transcript - http://www.harvard.edu/president/speeches/summers_2005/nber.php
Ben Barres’ Response - http://www.nature.com/scitable/content/does-gender-matter-by-ben-a-barres-10602856

Sources:
http://www.genderbiasbingo.com/ben-barres-phd/#.V2x7p_krKUk
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2006/july26/med-gender-072606.html
http://www.travisroyfoundation.org/sci/research/researchers/a-conversation-with-dr-ben-barres/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/12/AR2006071201883.html
http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/Transgender-Experience---A-Tool-to-Analyze-Gender-Difference-By-Stanford-Scientist-12257-1/
https://neuwritesd.org/2015/05/28/ben-barres-on-science-and-sexism/

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http://news.stanford.edu/news/2006/july26/med-gender-072606.html
http://transnews.exblog.jp/3381201/
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/18/science/18conv.html?_r=0
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